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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Kansas

Kansas child support statute of limitations including the civil code, what age paternity must be established and emancipate rules.

Kansas Age of Majority: when child support payments can be stopped.

18 years of age.

Statutory cite or civil code reference for the age of majority?

K.S.A. 60-1610(a)

If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of State law?

Support automatically extended through June 30 of the school year (July 1 - June 30) during which child turns 18, unless court specifically orders otherwise; on motion, court has discretion to extend through the school year in which the child turns 19, but only if both parents participate or acquiesce in the decision that delayed completion of high school.

Does the date of the order impact what law is applied?


Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does not emancipate?


Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?


Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

Generally, installments due after 7/1/81 are enforceable until 2 years after child is emancipated. With appropriate actions, enforcement may be extended indefinitely. Installments due before 7/1/81 may be enforceable, but require case by case determination. In a proceeding for arrearages, the statute of limitation under the laws of Kansas or of the state issuing the order, whichever is longer, applies.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

18 years of age.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

Yes, generally dormant judgements may be revived anytime before 2 years following the emancipation of the child.